The Batesville High School varsity baseball team picked up back-to-back victories over the Rushville Lions.
The first was a 10-0 decision on Monday.
Coming off a no-hit performance by Bryan Hoeing in the season opener, Connor Schuck took the mound in the second game and matched Hoeing’s gem.
Schuck held the Lions hitless over the six innings and struck out five batters with just one walk.
In addition to Schuck’s effort on the mound, coach Alex Davis was pleased with the help he got behind him. “Great defense played by third baseman Zach Britton, shortstop Wyatt Schebler and second baseman Wes McKinney - keeping the no-hitter alive,” he commented.
Runs were hard to come by early in the game for the Bulldogs. They managed only one run through the first four innings.
The fifth inning was a different story. The Bulldogs erupted for eight runs to distance themselves from their Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference counterparts.
McKinney led the way with two hits, while Nick Kirschner, Britton, Kassidy Kase and Austin Westerfeld had one apiece. Westerfeld led the team with two RBI.
One night later, Batesville traveled to Rushville and left with a 14-1 victory to extend its unbeaten streak to three games.
The Bulldogs got a big night at the plate from Britton. The BHS freshman had three hits in three plate appearances, while scoring twice and driving in four runs.
Noah Gausman and Kase each had two hits. Westerfeld led the team with three runs scored.
Hoeing got the win on the mound for the Bulldogs. He gave up one run on two hits, while striking out seven. Hoeing is now 2-0 on the season.